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Architecture

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras
  13 hours ago

Architecture

A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.

News

An Unmissable Interior Design Trade Event Returns To Melbourne

Decor + Design will take over the Melbourne Exhibition Centre later this month, with more than 250 brands on show and a line-up of interior
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Gardens

A Hawthorn Home Enveloped In Dreamy, Layered Gardens

This new family home is brought to life with lush gardens designed by Peachy Green – reminiscent of a flowering ‘woody meadow’!
Christina Karras

Art

Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.

Food

Julia's Irresistible Double Chocolate + Tahini Brownies

Is there anything more irresistible than a brownie? We think not! Especially Julia's, which come with double the chocolate, and a nutty swir...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Top Stories

Architecture

A Rare Look Inside Fitzroy’s Iconic 1930s Cairo Flats

A look inside one of Melbourne's best and earliest examples of well-designed, minimal, medium-density housing — designed in 1935 by archit...

Homes

A Handcrafted Hurstbridge Home With History + Heart

The mud brick home of Susie Silverii and Laurence Parisi, designed by Alistair Knox’s right hand man John Pizzey.

How To

How To Upcycle A Timber Cabinet Into A Luxe Home Bar

Lucy's step-by-step guide, transforming a timber cabinet into a beautiful home bar, using Feast Watson's range of timber coat and care produ...

Homes

The Eclectic + Cosy Collingwood 'Ma House'

Ma House is both a unique home and an events space available to rent, located above a Collingwood shop.

Gardens

A Dreamy Dahlia Garden On A Regional Family Farm

Daylesford Organics farmers Kate Ulman and Brendon Eisner live on a 50 acre farm in regional Victoria, which also boasts an incredible flowe...
Christina Karras

News

An Unmissable Interior Design Trade Event Returns To Melbourne

Decor + Design will take over the Melbourne Exhibition Centre later this month, with more than 250 brands on show and a line-up of interior
Sponsored

Gardens

A Hawthorn Home Enveloped In Dreamy, Layered Gardens

This new family home is brought to life with lush gardens designed by Peachy Green – reminiscent of a flowering ‘woody meadow’!
Christina Karras

Art

Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.

Food

Julia's Irresistible Double Chocolate + Tahini Brownies

Is there anything more irresistible than a brownie? We think not! Especially Julia's, which come with double the chocolate, and a nutty swir...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

Interiors

A Mediterranean-Inspired Holiday Home Right On The Water’s Edge

CLO Studios styled the interior of this new Noosa home (dubbed Sky Garden) with earthy tones and pieces by local artists.

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Homes

A Creative Couple’s Loft-Style Pad, With Brooklyn Vibes!

Designer Phi Do and his husband Yaniv Brayer give us a tour through their warehouse-style Richmond townhouse.

Interiors

A Green New Addition For An Ageing Edwardian Home

Brave New Eco revitalises an existing Brunswick home for multiple generations with a new extension, natural material palette and clever use

News

Bruce Munro's Spectacular Light Installations Are Coming To Heide

See a showcase of light and colour when the acclaimed English-Australian artist takes over Heide Museum of Modern Art and its gardens!
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Interiors

Two Sleek + Stylish Side-By-Side Homes On One Block!

This dual-occupancy build by Boutique Developments proves developments don't have to be generic, with each unit offering up its own contrast...
Christina Karras

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Stays

A Beautifully Restored 1890s Victorian Home In West Hobart

Book a holiday to Lumière Lodge — a restored 1890s Victorian home full of charm and history in West Hobart.

Family

An Open Conversation On Foster Caring, IVF + Being An LGBT Family With Millie & Jessi Poutama

LGBTQIA+ advocates and eco-conscious couple Millie and Jessi Poutama share their experience of foster caring, the IVF process, and their exp...

Food

Julia's Hand-Rolled Cavatelli With Clams + 'Nduja

Julia's latest heart-warming dish combines all the best things; hand-made pasta (if you please), fresh seafood and smoky, spicy 'nduja (a sp...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Homes

'Cottagecore' Meets Modern Eclecticism In This Charming Renovated Heritage Home

The home of Fiona Bateman and family: originally designed by Walter Liberty Vernon in 1893, and renovated by Sam Crawford Architects.

Homes

An Incredible 1896 Waterfront House, Accessible Only By Boat

Garden designer Richard Unsworth shares ‘Trincomalee’ – his magical 1896 waterfront home in northern Sydney, accessible only by boat.

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Cormach Evans On Creating Space For Aboriginal Excellence

In our podcast season finale, Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans talks to host Lucy Feagins about the two not-for-profits he founded and directs:...
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Stylist Turned Designer Sarah Ellison On Building A Cult Status Furniture Brand

The Byron Bay-based creative talks transitioning from stylist to designer, the value of being an assistant + living in an Instagram world.
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BuildHer Collective Co-Founder Rebeka Morgan On Empowering Women In Construction

BuildHer Collective co-founder Rebeka Morgan dissects the lack of transparency around the building and renovation industry, the most common
43:44

The Unconventional Career Path Of Interior Designer Yasmine Ghoniem Of YSG Studio

In this podcast conversation, host Lucy Feagins talks to the founder of YSG Studio and so-hot-right-now visionary leading the Australian int...
36:05

Dinosaur Designs Founder Louise Olsen On Building An Iconic Australian Brand

Host Lucy Feagins talks to the local artist and designer about her childhood, her public art career + building a legacy Australian brand!
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Ultimate Creative Freelancer Kelly Thompson On Finding Your Place In The Industry, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the founder of Makers’ Mrkt gives our managing editor Sally Tabart nuggets of wisdom about the creative hust...
00:35:14

Interior Designer Lauren Li On Creating The Backdrop To Life

In this podcast conversation, interior designer (and beloved TDF columnist!) Lauren Li talks about the genesis of her creative career, her p...
45:44

Creative Director + Community Leader Grace Dlabik on Australia's Accessible Housing Crisis

In this conversation Lucy talks to the founder of BE. ONE about building a creative community, being vulnerable in the public eye and tackli...
01:01:23

Pip Newell On Building The Curated Spaces World, On TDF Talks

Our managing editor Sally Tabart interviews the founder of Curated Spaces (and her old housemate!), Pip Newell about leading the new wave of...
51:47

Country Road’s Managing Director On The Stickiness Of Sustainable Fashion, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, Elle Roseby talks leading one of the country’s most iconic brands through a new age in the fashion industry....

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Interiors

A ‘Jarring’ Victorian Home Resolved With Colour, Art, + Joinery

A previously mismatched Victorian home in Mosman, NSW, resolved by Ioanna Lennox Interiors with colour, art, and joinery.
Amelia Barnes
  5 hours ago

Architecture

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras
  13 hours ago

Architecture

A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.

Gardens

A Hawthorn Home Enveloped In Dreamy, Layered Gardens

This new family home is brought to life with lush gardens designed by Peachy Green – reminiscent of a flowering ‘woody meadow’!
Christina Karras

Art

Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.

Food

Julia's Irresistible Double Chocolate + Tahini Brownies

Is there anything more irresistible than a brownie? We think not! Especially Julia's, which come with double the chocolate, and a nutty swir...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

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